Premier Research Names Nate Thompson Chief Information Officer

DURHAM, N.C., January 4, 2017 — Premier Research announces the appointment of Nate Thompson as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Thompson oversees all information technology initiatives at the global contract research organization as the company implements new systems to more effectively serve its customers in the biotech and specialty pharma industries.

Mr. Thompson brings to his new role 15 years of corporate IT experience, most recently serving as Executive Director of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation at INC Research. Prior to that, he was Corporate Network Manager for Kendle International.

He also worked in network administration for market research firm ACNielsen BASES and at Jackson General Hospital. Mr. Thompson studied organizational leadership at Northern Kentucky University.

The new CIO sees the future of drug development as more promising than ever — “more and more professionals are dedicating their lives to developing therapies that improve world health, and unprecedented technology advances are driving innovation in an atmosphere where anything seems possible.”

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform breakthrough ideas into reality. The company has a wealth of experience in the execution of global, regional and local clinical development programs with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in areas such as analgesia, dermatology, medical device, neuroscience, oncology, pediatric, and rare disease. Premier Research operates in 84 countries and employs 1,000 professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. They are focused on smart study design for advanced medicines that allow life-changing treatments.